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Excess ammo: to sell or not to sell?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Good&Fruity, May 13, 2013.

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  1. Good&Fruity

    Good&Fruity Member

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    I stocked up on premium JHP over the last few years. I'm talking about Gold Dots and Ranger Talons, Bonded, etc. for $18 a box of 50rds.

    I have more than I would ever need in a lifetime, and I don't have enough space to store it securely.

    I'm considering selling it for that reason, at current market values (don't flame me, you ain't going to sell your house for what you paid for it).

    Should I sell it or hold onto it? It could go up in value even more over time like FMJ would. A lot of the FMJ I bought years ago has gone up 400% in value. With JHP's though, as better loads come out, older loads generally decline in value no?
     
  2. slamfirev10

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    based on what you said of your situation, i'd sell some or all of the excess
     
  3. bannockburn

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    Sure, might as well go ahead and sell some of it. If as you say you have so much excess and you can't store it all securely (I would love to have that problem), then selling it now makes sense from both a financial and a home security standpoint.
     
  4. FuzzyBunny

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    Excess ammo? uhhh that is not in my vocabulary.

    Yes I am interested in sone 9mm for a glock that was gifted to me. All I have is 9mm rated for the UZI only so I'm afraid it will overpressure a pistol. I may be wrong but the guy that I git it from said DO NOT use it in a pistol, MG only. The UZI is gone but I need some 9mm simple JHP and some hardball.

    Are the Ranger Talons the same as the Ranger T the Texas highway patrol carries, you know the renamed black talons? I think I would like at least 1 box for the Glock which will be a bedside/home defense pistol. I'm really a .45 guy but how do you say no to a free Glock?

    Please pm me a type and price you want. I hope you are near Dallas so I can pick up and avoid shipping.

    Everytime I hit walmart I'm told "You missed it by just a few hours, we had 30k rounds come in this morning and now it is gone". He also said ammo is being delivered more often and in larger batches. Still can't get the Aquilla 60gr .22 low velocity anywhere......yet
     
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  5. Wildbillz

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    As long as you can live with out it and can stand the name calling? I would sell it and move on. Just know you may not be able to replace it for a long time or ever.

    FuzzyBunny
    The Glock is rated for +P+ ammo. Factory tech told me if it fits it fires, its fine.

    WB
     
  6. Arkansas Paul

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    Since its premium JHP stuff, I would sell some off. You don't want to plink with that anyway. There is much less expensive stuff for that. Put it on Gunbroker in 100 round incriments, start the bidding at a dollar and let the market take it's course. I bet you'll be happy.
     
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    It is an investment. If you had purchased shares in a Blue Chip company, say XYZ Corp., at $18 per share, and held them as long as you held the ammo, what would each share be worth now?

    Since you asked for opinions, I would: a) be sure to remove the original price tag from each box; and b) sell the surplus ammunition letting the current free market set the price.
     
  8. rodinal220

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    You can never have too much ammo.
     
  9. Arkansas Paul

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    ^ Agreed.
    That's kind of like having too much money. But if I had that, I'd just buy components so i could load too much ammo. :evil:
     
  10. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    Over many years I have acquired many thousands of rounds of all sorts of ammo. I still buy ammo if it is in stock just like I did before the panic (as long as prices aren't rediculious). I agree that there is never too much. I had a buddy who was caught "with his pants down" when it came to .22's. he never figured there would be such a run on them. I sold him 2k rounds, at what I paid, to keep him, his son and his daughter shooting.... He learned his lesson and swore to never get caught like that again.
     
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    Just sell it and buy some $50/50 fmj's to swat those varmints with.. hp's are over hyped anyways. joke
     
  12. huntsman

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    Excess Ammo is an oxymoron, sell if you need cash otherwise just shoot some up to solve your storage issues.
     
  13. Hokkmike

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    You could put it to good use and do a lot more shooting...
     
  14. PabloJ

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    Sell the ammo and get some non-perishable food, batteries, toilet paper, bottled water,......
     
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    It depends on what you think will happen in the 2014 and 2016 elections as most of the "banic" is being driven by politics.

    Me? I'd hold.
     
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    I'm trying to think of how much ammo you must have...

    Assuming you are 35 just for argument... And will live to 70... And are only shooting a box a week...52x35=1820 boxes, and at $18/each that's $32,760 you spent on ammo. Except you bought this years ago and have already shot some of it off.

    I don't buy it. But...sure, sell it off and buy cheaper ammo. You could trade that three for one with perfectly reasonable practice ammo. It wouldn't give you the same warm fuzzy feeling as shooting what you would use, but it would allow you to shoot more than an hour a week.
     
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    You can't store it securely? :confused:

    Can't you lock your doors and windows?
     
  18. bigdaa

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    Face to face sale only! Shipping is a killer.

    Unless you have a business that will ship ORM-D for you, you be s-krood.
     
  19. PGT

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    I've shipped a bunch through Fedex...no issues. I, also, have a lot....more than I have time to shoot.
     
  20. bigdaa

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    I didn't mean it was an issue, I meant it costs some yingum.

    I just sent 760 rounds of Winchester 7.62x39 to Montgomery AL from California and it was 70 bucks.
     
  21. PGT

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    that's because it weights a lot, not because its ORM-D.
     
  22. LightningMan

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    I've thought about selling some factory ammo that I bought 4 years ago at much cheaper than what todays prices are. I started reloading for all these semi-autos I bought in 2008 to save money over buying factory ammo. Sence then I have reloaded a pretty good amount of stash, 12k to 15K of 9mm and that is just of that caliber. I figure if I sold my factory ammo, I could easy double or tripple whatever I sold into making more reloads. I must say it is tempting to do so. LM
     
  23. bigdaa

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    Uhhhhhhhh ya. Thanks for the clarification. BTW, what were you clarifying?
     
  24. Target008

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    1st no such thing as excess ammo second if you have a weapon that can use it then the answer to your question is not
     
  25. History.Doc

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    You might have missed your moment, since prices are coming back down. But you should be able to make some good money. I wouldn't wait more than another month or so though.
     
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